Latest Marco Benevento Articles
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead unveiled official recordings of their recent two-night run at The Met Philly and show at The Anthem in Washington D.C. that followed.
Marco Benevento talks “Musical Mentors” on Episode 47 of ‘The JamBase Podcast’ after “The Rundown” of recent music news.
Keyboardist Marco Benevento confirmed his first tour of 2020 and unveiled the video for ‘Let It Slide’ track “Send It On A Rocket.”
Watch tonight and tomorrow’s Joe Russo’s Almost Dead concerts in Philadelphia and Washington D.C. thanks to nugs.tv live streams.
Release Day Picks this week highlights new albums by Vida Blue, Brittany Howard, Hiss Golden Messenger, Marco Benevento, Robbie Robertson, Zac Brown Band, Molly Sarlé, M83 and Neal Francis.
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead debuted a The Kinks cover in Austin and bust out a Chuck Berry cover and “Alabama Getaway” at the Moody Theater in Austin.
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Latest Marco Benevento Setlist
Marco Benevento at Crowbar
- Solid Gold
- Send It On A Rocket
- This Is How It Goes
- The Story of Fred Short
- Walking With Tyrone
- Live A Certain Life
- Stay In Line
- I Can't See The Light
- You Know I'm No Good
- Limbs of a Pine
- At The Show
About Marco Benevento
For more than a decade pianist/sound-sculptor/songwriter Marco Benevento has been amassing an extensive resume of composition and collaboration. His studio albums have set forth a vision for music that connects the dots between Explosions In The Sky and Tortoise on one side, Brian Eno and Brad Mehldau on the other, while in the live setting his performances reverberate with pulsating dance rock energy. The 34-year old artist takes the next step forward in this evolution with his latest album, TigerFace, on which he paints his songs in a myriad of sonic colors, shimmering with acoustic piano, synths and analog keyboards. The tunes themselves seemingly conceptualized from every wisp of melody, hook and cadence that’s ever tickled his ear.
Recorded and mixed by Tom Biller (Silversun Pickups, Fiona Apple) and Bryce Goggin (Pavement, Akron/Family), TigerFace features a stellar cast of musicians recruited to help capture his ideas, including drummers Matt Chamberlain (Bill Frisell, Pearl Jam), John McEntire (Tortoise, The Sea & The Cake) and Andrew Barr (The Barr Brothers), bassists Dave Dreiwitz (Ween), Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green) and Mike Gordon (Phish), violinist Ali Helnwein (Traction Avenue Chamber Orchestra) and saxophonist Stuart Bogie (Antibalas, Superhuman Happiness). For the first time, Benevento presents vocals, inviting Kalmia Traver (Rubblebucket) to sing on the infectious dance rock rave-up “Limbs Of A Pine” and the pastoral psych rock meditation “This Is How It Goes.” Other standouts include the angelic Arcade Fire meets The Flaming Lips anthem “Eagle Rock,” the soaring garage psychedelia of “Going West,” the piano riff rock jaunt “Escape Horse,” and the happily lilting “Fireworks.”
As anybody who’s seen Benevento perform live can attest, the pianist is a satellite to the muse with eyes closed, smile wide across his face and fingers free-flowing across the keys. Indeed, TigerFace, is the commitment to this pursuit; a record that rides the yes wave and in the process becomes a soundtrack for fellow travelers with their eyes set on the horizon.
Livetronica trio The New Deal added a handful of tour dates to their 2020 winter tour.
The Prince Estate and Warner Records unearthed and shared Prince’s late-1970s acoustic demo of “I Feel For You.”
Bruce Hornsby teamed with Bon Iver for a pair of songs on Thursday night at The Anthem in Washington D.C.
Holly Bowling talks “The Art Of The Setlist” after “The Rundown” of recent news stories on Episode 48 of ‘The JamBase Podcast.’
Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio nodded to the upcoming Oysterhead reunion by unveiling the acoustic version of “Mr. Oysterhead” on Wednesday night in Dayton, Ohio.